The mission of Valley Preparatory School is to inspire each student to reach his or her potential through an enriched, student-centered, college preparatory educational program in grades preschool through eight.
Our vision is for Valley Prep to be a 21st century learning institution that graduates students who are confident communicators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers who are motivated to engage in life-long learning and empowered to achieve personal and educational goals in a culturally diverse, global community. Additionally, the graduate will be a highly literate and well-balanced student who has developed an appreciation for the arts and world languages and has the ability to acquire knowledge and access information using well developed technological skills. To this end, we continually evaluate our curriculum, learning resources, and facilities to ensure a learning environment that supports this vision.
Our philosophy is based upon four key tenets:
VPS shift the focus of the instruction from the teacher to the student. The teacher becomes the facilitator, thereby encouraging students to become independent thinkers.
Active Learning is a hands-on and project-based approach that better engages students by providing them with opportunities to make connections across curriculum.
Holistic education is based on the premise that each student finds identity, meaning, and purpose through connections between areas of study; between school and home; and between school and community, extending outward to include the whole world.
VPS believes every child deserves the opportunity to thrive in an enriching school environment with limited distractions. Students are encouraged to express themselves, but within an overall structure allowing them to remain focused on learning.